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By keef and annie hellinger, Jul 23 2016 07:55AM

Retrospective


We took our hired Canadian motorhome across the border at Niagara Falls, Lewiston bridge into Upstate New York along the edge of lake ontario and then via Rochester , Syracuse , Pulaski and back into Canada at Alexandria bay.


For Maine we visited Bar Harbor, what a lovely place - lobster roll and all ;) and Lubec (eastern most US town) and Campobello island as a detour between Fredricton & St John , New Brunswick.


You can see our grand tour of Canada by clicking here


Plus slideshow / video of Upstate New York and Maine is here


We also visited Florida as a family back in 1997, see here


We also visited the states in 2007 going to my cousin in California , see here


And we were back again on our 40th Wedding Anniversary cruise in 2018, see here


Feb 2021: All images from Blogs 68-145 now available in responsive code, click HERE

celebrating independance day
celebrating independance day

By keef and annie hellinger, Jul 21 2016 12:25PM

It is worth knowing that in most if not all scandinavian campsites it is neccessary to have a Camping Card Europe card.


You can get away with ACSI, UK Caravan Club & UK Camping & Caravan club if you are lucky in one or 2 sites but that won't last for long and give you unneccesary hassle on what should be a relaxing holiday.


Despite ACSI's notes that you MAY need one, you definately WILL need one. Remember ACSI is a Dutch company and their card is not used readable on most scandi campsite computers to automatically get your details off.


No need to buy one upfront you can get one at the 1st scandi site you stay at costing about £14 (2016).


What you will need for cheaper camping in the scandinavian countries is


DENMARK - CC Europe card, ACSI Discount card, Pay on leaving (i.e they keep your cards as security)

SWEDEN - CC Europe card, ACSI Discount card, Pay up front

FINLAND - CC Europe card, ACSI Discount card, Pay up front

NORWAY - CC Europe card, ACSI Discount card, Pay up front


Note in Germany , France and Holland the ACSI members card and discount card are fine and there is a mixture of paying up front and on departure.


Do hope this hint and tip helps others.


Kind Regards Keef & Annie motorhome-travels.co.uk



Buy at any scandinavian site ESSENTIAL
Buy at any scandinavian site ESSENTIAL


ACSI discount card buy up front online,ESSENTIAL 4 discount,well worth it
ACSI discount card buy up front online,ESSENTIAL 4 discount,well worth it


ACSI registration card used in place of passport Buy online from ACSI
ACSI registration card used in place of passport Buy online from ACSI


UK Caravan club membership buy online
UK Caravan club membership buy online

By keef and annie hellinger, Jul 20 2016 08:57AM

Hint & Tip


Many of the sites in Denmark, Finland, Sweden & Norway use the European style 2 pin plug as indeed does the ferry from Sweden to Finland where they will give you electric hook up whilst crossing to keep your fridge going. What a shame no one else offers this service!


The newer sites use the standard UK bayonet fitting.


Have fun, hope the tip helps



hint and tip - electrics in scandinavia
hint and tip - electrics in scandinavia

By keef and annie hellinger, Jul 15 2016 02:36PM

We have now been to North Island three times and South Island twice on our 2007/8, 2013 and 2017 trips. We camped under canvas in 2007/8 for 55 days plus used motels / car but are probably a little too old now for tenting so in 2013 & 2017 used a Britz hired motorhome.



split apple rock - abel tasman NP south island nz
split apple rock - abel tasman NP south island nz

if you would like to see more click below

2007/8

2013

2017


Thanks